Top 10 Richest Men In The World Today

Introducing the Top 10 Richest Men in the World Today

Being in the top 10 richest men in the world is a pretty hard achievement to accomplish, but these following men and woman did it. I’ll just get straight to the point and tell you who are the 10 richest men in our world today.

The Top 10 Wealthiest Men In The World

  1. Bill Gates
    Net Worth: $72.7 billion
    Country: United States
    Bill Gates is an American investor, programmer, investor, business magnate, book author and a philanthropist  He’s the  chairman of Microsoft, the largest personal-computer software in the world. He was ranked the richest man in the world from 1995 to 2009, except 2008. And as of May 20, 2013, he regained the top spot by ousting Carlos Slime Helú by a small margin.
  2. Carlos Slim Helú  and family
    Net Worth: $72.1 billion
    Country: Mexico
    Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, an investor and a philanthropist  He owned Grupo Carso, a global conglomerate company which has interests in communication, retailing, finance and technology. He’s also the chairman of América Móvil, the largest mobile-phone carrier in Latin America. He has been ruling the top 10 richest men in the world since 2010 but as of May 20, 2013, Bill Gates claimed the number 1 spot from him by having a net worth of almost $73 billion.
  3. Amancio Ortega
    Net Worth: $57 billion
    Country: Spain
    Armancio Ortega is the biggest gainer with a net worth increase of almost $20 billion, and that helped him to be in the top 3 in the richest men in the world. He has 60% of shares of Inditex, a company which he founded. He was the chairman of Indetex until he stepped down in 2011.
  4. Warren Buffett
    Net Worth: $53.5 billion
    Country: United States
    Warren Buffett is well-known as the greatest investor of the 20th century. He is also a business magnate and philanthropist. Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company in Omaha, Nebraska. Despite being one of the wealthiest man in the world, Warren is known for being a very frugal person.
  5. Larry Ellison
    Net Worth: $43 billion
    Country: United States
    Larry Ellison is the co-founder and chief executive of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company. He is also a real-estate investor and one of his real-estates is the Hawaiian island of Lanai which he purchased from David Murdock. Larry Ellison is also a philanthropist, he has a foundation that do researches on age-related disease called Ellison medical Foundation.
  6. Charles Koch
    Net Worth: $34 billion
    Country: United States
    Charles Koch is a businessman and a philanthropist. He is the chairman of the board and the CEO of Koch Industries, a company in which he co-owns with his brother David. Koch Industries was the second largest privately-owned company in the United States according to a survey conducted by Forbes.
  7. David Koch
    Net Worth: $34 billion
    Country: United States
    David Koch is also a businessman like his brother Charles, a political activist, a chemical engineer and a philanthropist. He’s the executive vice president of Koch Industries, which he co-owns with his older brother.
  8. Li Ka-shing
    Net Worth: $31 billion
    Country: Hong kong
    Li Ka-shing is the only Asian in this list, he is a business magnate, investor and philanthropist as well. He is the chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). Li Ka-shing is also the largest operator of container terminals in the world and also the world’s largest retailer of health and beauty products.
  9. Liliane Bettencourt and family
    Net Worth: $30 billion
    Country: France
    Liliane Bettencourt is a businesswoman, French heiress, socialite and philanthropist. She is a principal shareholder of L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetic and beauty company. Liliane Bettencourt is also listed as the third richest woman in the world.
  10. Bernard Arnault and family
    Net Worth: $29 billion
    Country: France
    Bernard Arnault is a business magnate, he’s main source of wealth is from Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVHM), a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate. Bernard Arnault is also a noted art collector and he has a collection of pieces from Picasso, Henry Moore and Yves Klein.

So, there you have it, the top 10 richest men in the world. If you want to be one of them, then good luck in that, it sure is not an easy task.

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